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Have questions about your materials testing equipment?  We have the answers to these questions and much more right here! Check back monthly for long-form blog posts, how-to guides and infographics. We’ll address industry insights, the operation and maintenance of specific equipment, and our product line recommendations, all designed to better serve you.

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Reference Materials for Test Sieves: Performance Testing for Quality

Reference materials for test sieves are used to evaluate and help ensure continued quality performance of sieves in compliance with ASTM or ISO standards. Sieve Verification Services provide further assurance of compliance through laboratory optical or microscopic examination.

Selecting the Right Test Sieve for Non-Conventional Use
Selecting the Right Test Sieve for Non-Conventional Use

Testing sieves are not a one-size-fits-all product in materials testing. They should be selected based on application, compliance standards, sample composition, level of precision required and more.

Simple Steps to Preserve & Extend Service Life of Costly Equipment
Simple Steps to Preserve & Extend Service Life of Costly Equipment

Protect and preserve costly equipment purchases through preventive maintenance – and extend their service life and functionality beyond the norm.

Sieve Analysis of Coarse Aggregate: From the Field to the Lab (Part 3)
Sieve Analysis of Coarse Aggregate: From the Field to the Lab (Part 3)

In part 3 of this three-part series, we’ll cover the procedure for effective particle size distribution of coarse aggregates, useful equipment and testing tips.

Sieve Analysis of Coarse Aggregate: From the Field to the Lab (Part 2)

Sieve Analysis of Coarse Aggregate: From the Field to the Lab (Part 2)

In part 2 of this three-part series, we’ll outline sieve analysis of coarse aggregate including proper preparation of bulk field samples for lab testing and necessary equipment and tips.

Wet Sieving: A Practical Guide
Wet Sieving: A Practical Guide

When dry sieving isn’t sufficient for producing an acceptable degree of separation between individual fractions of a sample, it’s time to try wet sieving. This blog post covers the importance of wet sieving, when it is best used, and recommended equipment for various procedures.

Sieve Analysis of Coarse Aggregate: From the Field to the Lab (Part 1)
Sieve Analysis of Coarse Aggregate: From the Field to the Lab (Part 1)

In Part 1 of this thee-part series, we’ll cover sieve analysis of coarse aggregate, beginning from gathering samples at a job site, including tips and necessary equipment.

How To Get Optimal Performance From Your Gilson Testing Screen
How To Get Optimal Performance From Your Gilson Testing Screen

Gilson TS-1 and TS-2 Testing Screens offer years of service when maintained properly. This blog post covers the steps you can take to ensure you get optimal use out of your Gilson Testing Screen.

How to Optimize Fines Content Determinations
HM-57R Infographic

Gilson Automatic Aggregate Washers efficiently wash fines out of aggregate and soil samples for sample preparation or determination of fines fractions.

An Expert Guide to Selecting a Sieve Shaker
An Expert Guide to Selecting a Sieve Shaker

Proper sieve shaker selection saves a considerable amount of time in the lab while improving accuracy and efficiency. Read our post about selecting the machine most suitable for your purposes.